Are you ready to stop the war within yourself?
Then please join the Movement: Love Matters.
I made that up just now. But I’m curious to see what would happen if we joined together in love, beyond the color of bodies. What would the world be like if we moved above the battleground completely?
What would happen to your life if your stopped the war within yourself? What would your days be like if you made a deliberate decision to rise up out of conflict, and actually did it?
We keep hearing that Black Lives Matters and that All Lives Matter, and yes that’s true – but if you look closely, you’ll notice there is a tremendous amount of controversy and conflict in it. It’s still an us vs. them mentality. It’s still a victim state of mind. It’s still focusing on division.
If you are ready to acknowledge the Love of God in all things at all times, please post a comment so we know you are here at this party, in this celebration called the Great Awakening.
It’s important to remember that any conflict that you think you see outside of you in the world is NOT outside of you. It’s in you. The conflict isn’t out there. It’s within.
I was away from news media for the past 3 weeks and missed the events surrounding Black Lives Matter – until yesterday when I read about it: The shooting of two innocent men (separate incidents) by cops and the resulting situation of a man opening fire with a sniper and killing 5 police officers in Dallas.
Because of the color of the skin of the people involved, it’s turned into a racial issue.
Many people on social media are saying: “We are divided.”
We are not divided, because nothing is divided.
Any focus on division is what division is.
What we’ve got here is a confusion problem, in the hearts and minds of people who have no clue who they are or what they are doing.
Jesus said on the cross 2000 years ago and he’s saying it now: “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”
Jesus says in A Course in Miracles: “What is not love is murder. What is not loving must be an attack.”
What we’ve got is not so much a racial problem, but a hate problem.
What can you personally do?
Get above the battleground and love.
Stop the conflict within you.
If you want to see the conflict out there stop, then you must stop it within you. There is no other way.
Find out where you are still engaging in conflict in your own life, and stop it.
Find out where you are still divided with other people, and make a conscious decision to stop it.
Do you want to see the war “out there” stop? If yes, then stop the war within you.
Stop the struggle within you.
Stop dividing yourself from other people.
If there is hatred in your heart, cut it out.
It’s easy to look to the news and talk about how other people hate. It’s easy to talk about the insanity, the brutality, and about the unkind & unloving things that “other people” do.
But look in your mind today and see if there are any areas where you are being insane, brutal, unkind or unloving. Are there areas in your life where you kill?
You might not kill with a gun, but do kill anyone with your thoughts?
“What is not love is murder.” -A Course in Miracles
Is there hatred in your heart?
Is there a war in your mind? If yes, then stop it.
There’s a lot of talk about stopping the wars in the world – which is nothing more than a distraction to keep you from seeing the war in your own mind – which you have the power to stop.
Is there cruelty in you? A wish to do harm on someone? A wish for revenge? A wish for punishment?
If you want to help and be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem, then end the war within yourself.
I love the section from A Course in Miracles “Above the Battleground”. It says to be lifted up and see all things from this place. Rise up out of the conflict. From here – from this new place – your perspective will be quite different and from this place you will see no bodies, from here there is only the Love of God.
Chapter 23 – IV. Above the Battleground
A Course in Miracles
Do not remain in conflict, for there is no war without attack. The fear of God is fear of life, and not of death. Yet He remains the only place of safety. In Him is no attack, and no illusion in any form stalks Heaven. Heaven is wholly true. No difference enters, and what is all the same cannot conflict. You are not asked to fight against your wish to murder. But you are asked to realize the form it takes conceals the same intent. And it is this you fear, and not the form. What is not love is murder. What is not loving must be an attack. Every illusion is an assault on truth, and every one does violence to the idea of love because it seems to be of equal truth.
What can be equal to the truth, yet different? Murder and love are incompatible. Yet if they both are true, then must they be the same, and indistinguishable from one another. So will they be to those who see God’s Son a body. For it is not the body that is like the Son’s Creator. And what is lifeless cannot be the Son of Life. How can a body be extended to hold the universe? Can it create, and be what it creates? And can it offer its creations all that it is and never suffer loss?
God does not share His function with a body. He gave the function to create unto His Son because it is His Own. It is not sinful to believe the function of the Son is murder, but it is insanity. What is the same can have no different function. Creation is the means for God’s extension, and what is His must be His Son’s as well. Either the Father and the Son are murderers, or neither is. Life makes not death, creating like itself.
The lovely light of your relationship is like the Love of God. It cannot yet assume the holy function God gave His Son, for your forgiveness of your brother is not complete as yet, and so it cannot be extended to all creation. Each form of murder and attack that still attracts you and that you do not recognize for what it is, limits the healing and the miracles you have the power to extend to all. Yet does the Holy Spirit understand how to increase your little gifts and make them mighty. Also He understands how your relationship is raised above the battleground, in it no more. This is your part; to realize that murder in any form is not your will. The overlooking of the battleground is now your purpose.
Be lifted up, and from a higher place look down upon it. From there will your perspective be quite different. Here in the midst of it, it does seem real. Here you have chosen to be part of it. Here murder is your choice. Yet from above, the choice is miracles instead of murder. And the perspective coming from this choice shows you the battle is not real, and easily escaped. Bodies may battle, but the clash of forms is meaningless. And it is over when you realize it never was begun. How can a battle be perceived as nothingness when you engage in it? How can the truth of miracles be recognized if murder is your choice?
When the temptation to attack rises to make your mind darkened and murderous, remember you can see the battle from above. Even in forms you do not recognize, the signs you know. There is a stab of pain, a twinge of guilt, and above all, a loss of peace. This you know well. When they occur leave not your place on high, but quickly choose a miracle instead of murder. And God Himself and all the lights of Heaven will gently lean to you, and hold you up. For you have chosen to remain where He would have you, and no illusion can attack the peace of God together with His Son.
See no one from the battleground, for there you look on him from nowhere. You have no reference point from where to look, where meaning can be given what you see. For only bodies could attack and murder, and if this is your purpose, then you must be one with them. Only a purpose unifies, and those who share a purpose have a mind as one. The body has no purpose of itself, and must be solitary. From below, it cannot be surmounted. From above, the limits it exerts on those in battle still are gone, and not perceived. The body stands between the Father and the Heaven He created for His Son because it has no purpose.
Think what is given those who share their Father’s purpose, and who know that it is theirs. They want for nothing. Sorrow of any kind is inconceivable. Only the light they love is in awareness, and only love shines upon them forever. It is their past, their present and their future; always the same, eternally complete and wholly shared. They know it is impossible their happiness could ever suffer change of any kind. Perhaps you think the battleground can offer something you can win. Can it be anything that offers you a perfect calmness, and a sense of love so deep and quiet that no touch of doubt can ever mar your certainty? And that will last forever?
Those with the strength of God in their awareness could never think of battle. What could they gain but loss of their perfection? For everything fought for on the battleground is of the body; something it seems to offer or to own. No one who knows that he has everything could seek for limitation, nor could he value the body’s offerings. The senselessness of conquest is quite apparent from the quiet sphere above the battleground. What can conflict with everything? And what is there that offers less, yet could be wanted more? Who with the Love of God upholding him could find the choice of miracles or murder hard to make?